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Happy holidays!

Patient safety is a primary focus within JONA, especially this month. Articles highlighting patient-centered design, identifying and evaluating care omissions, and culture change through applying safeguards from the aviation industry are among the many evidence-based projects discussed within the current issue.

During this season’s hustle and bustle, take a few moments to visit www.jonajournal.com. Here, you can quietly “shop around” for content of interest to you and your team members. And as always, thanks for your interest in JONA.

 

Sincerely,

Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE

Editor-in-Chief

 THIS JUST IN DECEMBER 7, 2011  

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C-suite execs brainstorm care costs, quality, and access

Senior healthcare executives from provider organizations throughout the country met for two days to discuss, debate, and define actionable solutions to achieve return-on-investment for IT acquisitions.


E-prescribing safe, but slow to catch on

Physicians and pharmacists agree that e-prescribing is vital to patient safety, but various barriers have slowed its widespread application.


New FDA resource for safer sharps disposal

The FDA recently launched a webpage that provides tips for consumers to safely dispose of needles and other sharp devices used outside of healthcare settings.


Joint Commission offers guide to improving LGBT patient healthcare quality

A new field guide from the Joint Commission urges U.S. hospitals to create a more inclusive environment that contributes to improved healthcare quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families.



 FROM THE JOURNALS

Appearing in JONA

Unraveling Care Omissions

Nancy Phoenix Bittner, PhD, RN, CCRN; Gayle Gravlin, EdD, RN, NEA-BC; Ruth Hansten, PhD, RN, FACHE; and Beatrice J. Kalisch, PhD, RN, FAAN



Appearing in Nursing Management

Patient Literacy and Healthcare Practices

Susan Stefan, DNP, MBA, MS



Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from JONA and Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Patient-Centered Healthcare Design
Jaynelle F. Stichler, DNS, RN, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN

Interview With an Informaticist
Laurie A. Huryk, RN, BSN


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